CONTACT ELECTED OFFICIALS
Ask your Senator and Representative to support the US Citizenship Act of 2021
Send a copy of Save Asylum Coalition’s letter to Department of Homeland Security Mayorkas to your Congressional offices and ask that they follow up with DHS on these concerns
Using the pretext of the current pandemic, the Trump Administration effectively eliminated all access to asylum at the border by rapidly returning anyone detained at the border with no evaluation of their fear of return. Since we believe that asylum is essential travel, please join us in contacting your Congressional representative to oppose this policy:
Sign a petition and submit a comment on the federal rule: https://www.change.org/p/center-for-disease-control-cdc-protest-comment-closing-our-borders-to-asylum-seekers
Call legislators and ask them to support the 2019 Refugee Protection Act:
In November 2019, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA 19) led the bicameral introduction of the Refugee Protection Act of 2019. Building upon previous versions of the Refugee Protection Act introduced by Leahy and Lofgren, the Refugee Protection Act of 2019 is a comprehensive blueprint for restoring and reinvigorating U.S. refugee and asylum systems in response to the Trump administration’s attempts to shut the nation’s doors to refugees and asylum seekers.
HERE’S SOME TIPS ON HOW TO CONTACT ELECTED OFFICIALS:
Given the high volume of calls being received by representatives, we recommend you email your elected officials. We also recommend you request that they contact you regarding your message, either on the email page or in the text of your message.
Find your representatives: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
In Arizona https://www.azleg.gov/findmylegislator/
Find your Department of Justice: https://www.justice.gov
Find your Attorney General: http://www.naag.org/naag/attorneys-general/whos-my-ag.php
Text “Resist” to 50409. ResistBot will prompt you to enter your address, then you can enter a message that will be faxed to one or all of your congressional representatives. The attraction of using ResistBot to fax is that it creates a paper trail that must be documented, which is more disruptive to our representatives.